Olivia Book Play: Learning about Jackson Pollock
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Olivia Jackson Pollock Painting

This art activity was inspired by Olivia . To learn more about the book and to see all our Olivia activities, click here

Before you and your reader start this project, you might want to check out our post all about Jackson Pollock. There you can watch a short video about the artist, make a virtual drip painting and more!

 

Drip Paintings

Supplies

  • A large piece of heavy paper or cardboard
  • Paint – We drew our inspiration from Olivia's illustrations and used red, black, and white
  • Painting tools – paintbrushes, sticks, paint stirrers, toothbrush, etc.

Note: We chose to do our painting outside on the grass but if your young reader is working on an area that needs to be protected it is best to cover the area with newspaper.

  1. Lay the paper or cardboard on the work surface and let the fun begin! Splatter, drip, and drizzle paint onto the paper with a variety of painting tools. You can also squirt paint directly from the bottles. This activity is all about the process.

 

Here's how ours progressed:

Kids Olivia Jackson Pollock Art Project

Kids Olivia Jackson Pollock Art Project

Kids Olivia Jackson Pollock Art Project

Kids Olivia Jackson Pollock Art Project

Kids Olivia Jackson Pollock Art Project

Kids Olivia Jackson Pollock Art Project

Kids Olivia Jackson Pollock Art Project

Kids Olivia Jackson Pollock Art Project

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